Tips For Parents With Kids Who Dread Brushing Teeth

Healthy oral habits should be established at a young age. Unfortunately, most children are more inclined to avoid brushing their teeth. Some will create all sorts of excuses (which can be so cute sometimes), while some will just quite adamantly say no.   Despite their refusal, it’s imperative to get them to brush their teeth…

At What Age(s) Does Your Child Get Molars?

When do my child’s molars come in? Hey Surfers! The loss of a baby tooth is considered by many parents and adults as a sign that there is no turning back time — their child is really growing up and getting older. Once kids start losing their temporary teeth, permanent ones will appear to replace…

5 Tips That Can Help Ensure Healthy Smiles For Teens

5 Tips That Can Help Ensure Healthy Smiles For Teens The active, always-on-the-go nature of teenagers can cause them to forget or neglect certain important habits, such as good oral hygiene practices. They will tend to eat and drink unhealthy, sugary foods and beverages, as well as forget to floss and brush. When they have…

Should I be flossing my child’s teeth?

When Should My Child Start Flossing Their Teeth? Dental health is crucial to achieving a good overall health and appearance. As parents, we must know that fighting against oral problems does not have to be laborious and boring – it can also be fun. For instance, let them listen to fun songs while brushing to…

A Confident Smile Equals Confident Kids

Hey there everyone! Teenagers are hip, cool, snappy and confusing! Maybe your child is young enough that you aren’t even considering middle school yet, or maybe your sweetheart just started 7th grade, and you can’t figure out where the time went so fast! When kids hit adolescence things can quickly get a bit tricky in…

Back to School Braces

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Get Braces  Time sure goes by fast and for most school districts in Northern California we are in full blow back to school mode! Preparations are in order to get our kids ready — appointments with the doctor to make sure they’re healthy, and of course, a stop at…

Frequently Asked Questions About Kids Dental Health

Here at Surfside we care about your child’s dental health! We also care about your peace of mind, and we know you probably have a lot of questions for us. Below are some commonly asked questions that we get and some simple answers to put your mind at ease. Why should I choose a pediatric…

Surfside Kids, Brush Your Teeth!

Wild and crazy Surfside Kids Dental patients are awesome! We know your little ones are active, and want to play in the surf and the sun all the time. Although they may be able to wash their own adorable faces, noses and toeses, many of them still need help developing a healthy dental routine. For…

Summer Smiles an Feel Good Fun

Hey there water babies, The second half of summer can feel pretty busy! We pack the sunny days full of fun that may need to last us through the winter months. Kids’ lemonade stands on every corner, and garage sales every weekend are a reminder that there is joy to be had in being a…

An Apple a Day Keeps the DENTIST Away

Why an Apple a Day Can Keep a DENTIST Away Apples have some properties that other fruits don’t have. Their benefits have already been proven over time. These benefits can be obtained individually from other fruits, but apples combine everything. So eating an apple a day can be the easiest yet the most efficient way…

4 back to school dental health tips

Hey Surfers, We hope you have been busy beating the heat! Your Jr. surfers may not be thinking about back to school yet, but almost every parent we have talked to is back to school shopping, prepping and scheduling. With all the pending changes, now is the time to focus on healthy eating habits. Not…

Kids Moving & Dental Health Connection

Fun in the Nor Cal Sun! When the sun is out or the tide is in, it’s time to get outside and move your body. We know exercise is good for the body, but what does it do for your oral health? A regular exercise routine does a lot to help the body maintain a…